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CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 8:00pm EST
obama running for the presidency in 2008. if he had lost the senate election, that is the level of national maturity we are talking about here. >> profiling historic and modern leaders to show the lessons that can be learned from those that have had the greatest impact on the issues of their time. sunday at 9:00 p.m. and midnight eastern part of the holiday weekend on c-span to. up next, the history of the presidential appointment process with public policy professor james sister that criticizes the current confirmation process and it talks about how it can be improved. this is just under an hour. >> what happens the day after the election when the president of homes of pointing? it will happen one way or the other. the romney transition team has been working on this for months and i am sure they are ready for it. the obama administration is ready to fill vacancies. this will have rebels all the way down the hierarchy. what i would like to discuss tonight is how we got from where we are, the politics of patronage, the challenges of recruiting political appointees , how the syste
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 10:30pm EST
thank you for doing this. i'm here with my political philosophy elective and we are looking for some terms to discuss the broad issues at play. i am wondering what are the best set of terms to discuss a policy failure, like the war on drugs? is it simply a question of return on the best meant that the money spent versus results seen or a question of the rapid expansion of government? is there a more moral dimension? the incredible rise of incarceration rates that have had a profound affect on certain committees? what are the best terms to discuss this question? >> all of those of very good terms. another i would add -- it has to do with cell definition 3 who are we at the people, as a society? the war on drugs has been going on for 42 years. i do not know any other war we would tolerate going on for so long that we will losing in spending so much money on. as a people, we are a civilization that believes he should not do things that are bad for you and that for society. that was a big motivation behind prohibition as well. this matter of what you believe is more important wh
CSPAN
Nov 24, 2012 6:00am EST
that we elect our better than that. there are always going to be some people who let you down, but we all -- now to tell you how important we are, my daughter lucinda told me about a conversation that -- she met a mother of wonderful children and the person said, well, tell me, what are you doing here? lucinda said, well, my mother is speaking. she and susan for are going to be speaking tomorrow. oh, oh? well, they're going to be speaking about life in at the white house. hmm-mmm. lucinda then proceeded to say, oh, my grandfather was president lyndon johnson. and the person said, well, what did he do? [laughter] now, what does it teaches you is that susan and i are not as famous as we think we are. [laughter] >> susan, your father's legacy, people forget about how close he was to being elected in his own right and vindicated on and so many friends. but what are the specifics that you think history has not yet given him enough credit for, ways in which his influence is echoed? it might be things like helsinki. it might be legislation. it might be examples. >> talk about your mother. [laugh
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 1:00am EST
to be in an election in which everybody who does not come to the polls is a judge. that is not how we run american elections. that is what was said to the senate. -- sent to the senate. is going to say, we are not going to leave washington with those out on the street as our republican colleagues would do. >> congressman, it seems to be incredibly emotional for a lot of members. can you tell us when you heard about this? what was it like for you and all of you guys? >> it was a great moment for our country because we had a person so highly respected, the most respected person in america, an elected official in america, whose name is synonymous with inspiration, respect, courage, patriotism, and she really wanted to come. i will not go into the details of when we knew what and all the rest. i was not one who would have encouraged to to -- encouraged her to come. we did not think it would hinge on one vote. she felt so strongly, she wanted to come. we are very proud. i do not know when she leaves town. a few moments from now, she enhances the climate of bipartisanship and of our country working toge
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
with the president. the election is over, but the economy and fiscal problems of the past several years have only gotten worse. it is time for the president to present a plan that rises above these reckless and radical voices on the hard left, that goes beyond the talking points of the campaign trail, and that has a realistic chance of passing the congress. the time for campaigning is over. it is time for the president to lead. a little over a week ago, i attended a meeting with the president at the white house that was positive and productive. afterwards, i was confident that all sides were eager to figure out a solution to the challenges. as i've said repeatedly, the only person in america who can make or break it is the president himself. he is the only one that can lead his party to do something they would not ordinarily do, to do what is actually needed now, and that is why he has to present a plan for success. we will continue to weigh on the president and hope he has what it takes to bring people together and forge a compromise. if he does, we will get there and it will be done. if not, we
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
quickly rose to be the voice of democracy in burma, creating the national league for democracy. elections followed in 1990, where her party won 80% of the seats. that joy quickly turned to tragedy. the military junta nullified the election and arrested aung san suu kyi. she would spend the better part of two decades under house arrest, unable even to visit her dying has been -- husband. in 1996, i recall being approached to sponsor a burma sanctions bill. sanctions were only loosened in july of this year. senator mcconnell later became one of aung san suu kyi's chief advocates in the senate and we continued to work on behalf of the people in burma. in 2003, following an assassination attempt, senator mcconnell and i worked to pass an important and that remains in place today, an effort to bring about further reform. and i must say, burma is extremely lucky to have a champion mike aung san suu kyi. in the face of violence, harassment, intimidation, she has never wavered in her pursuit of human rights. she celebrates the release of political prisoners, including the approximately 90 release
CSPAN
Nov 27, 2012 6:00am EST
-profit school but takes it out from under the public '. this school board, the elected officials does not have a -- does not have the ability to pour -- to pull the charter. perhaps there will be an analogous critique. -- as we go into the burgeoning fields, perhaps there will be an analogous critique. i wonder if standards or other mechanism is a way to address that critique? you talk about accountability in terms outcome measures and so on, but the broader critique about governance, i wonder about that. >> i think the governor and its -- i think the government's question is an important one. by a large, but different states to charter's operating -- by and large, all the different states do charter authorizing differently, there is still some public entity granting the charter to operate the school. it may or may not be the local school board, some boards can be and are a charter of the riser, but part of the goal of the innovation there was to get some ability outside the local jurisdiction to grant the right to open and run a school. i think the larger question is less about where the locu
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